SEDEX / SISA overview for employees


SEDEX stands for the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange and provides a means for members to effectively manage ethical and responsible practices in the supply chain.

SEDEX Members’ Ethical Trade Audit, or SMETA for short, is a widely applied and accepted audit methodology and report format designed to meet multiple customer requirements.

It encourages suppliers to maintain systems that comply with national laws and the Ethical Trade Initiative base code, which is founded on International Labour conventions.

It is important for suppliers to communicate this code to their employees as well as their own suppliers to maintain utmost transparency.


The Compliance Company’s Approach

  • We focus on educating staff regarding the legislative requirements and minimisation of corporate risk
  • We break down the concepts into easily understandable content that can be implemented by all staff on a day-to-day basis.


Who Should Attend?

  • It is a requirement of SMETA that all employees have an overview of the ETI Base Code, therefore this course is designed for all staff at all levels.



  • The facilitated course takes 30mins, plus question time
  • The online course can be completed within a maximum of 45mins.


The Course Includes

  • A full colour manual
  • Templates for the required sections
  • Relevant assessment of competence.



  • The outcome of the course is an educated workforce on the ETI Base Code.
  • The course provides guidance on overcoming the common conformance and observation challenges occurring during an audit.

This course will guide your staff on what they can do to ensure the successful implementation and compliance of a SMETA audit.